The founder and leader of Believer’s Faith Chapel at Gbawe in Accra, Prophet Michael Boateng was arrested by the Sowutuom Police last week for deceiving people with fake miracles.
Prophet Boateng was alleged to have contracted and paid two young ladies to make appearance at his healing revival at the Grace and Light Chapel at Awoshie A-Lang in Accra where he was invited to minister at a week-long revival programme.
According to information available to Today, the two ladies claimed to have been cured after the man of God prayed for them.
The two- Regina George and Fatima- acting on the dictates of their verbal contract with Prophet Boateng, dramatised that they were sick at the Grace and Light Chapel.
Luck however eluded them when they attempted to collect the balance from the prophet but mistakenly asked the host pastor for the money.
After interrogation by the host pastor, Rev. William Budu Tetteh, the two ladies and prophet Boateng were arrested by the police.
An in-law to the host pastor, Mrs. Helena Ocloo, who had invited the prophet, told this paper that the prophet Boateng was invited to the five-day revival based on an appeal made by the latter’s wife, Irene Okwaisie, adding that it was during the revival that prophet Boateng’s ‘ungodly’ ways of winning people to his church were exposed.
She continued that on the final day of the revival, Regina and Fatima were seated amongst the congregation when Prophet Boateng called the latter (Fatima) and revealed to her that her husband had deserted her and her 9-month-old baby.
The prophet then added that the same person had been given poisoned bread by a friend who wished to see her dead within the next few days.
And after producing from her bag a loaf of bread with pins in them right in front of the congregation, the prophet was said to have prayed for her.
For her part, Regina pretended to have a leg problem of which she was healed by prophet Boateng.
According to Mrs. Ocloo, though they all suspected there was something suspicious about what the prophet Boateng did, the lack of proof caused them to be quiet and instead wait on God to expose his diabolic acts.
She told Today that prophet Boateng’s secret was discovered when Fatima and Regina returned to the church on the morning of Friday, August 2, 2013 to demand the balance for the service they had rendered.
They thought prophet Boateng was the head pastor of Grace and Light Chapel, so they had gone there for their balance but were not lucky as Helena made them out and questioned them.
After threatening to get them arrested if they do not disclose the secret behind their confessions at the church during the previous meeting, Fatima and Regina confessed that prophet Boateng paid them to lie in order to win trust and souls to his church.
The culprits are still in the custody of the police and would be prepared for court.